Judith Logan

Judith Logan, The Little Blue Butterfly Told Me All Its Secrets, painting, 50 X 20 x 4 cm

Year: 2018

Medium(s): acrylics and hand embroidery on box canvas

Part of 'Contemporary Art of Northern Ireland #4' Group Exhibition, Gallery 545's major annual showcase. Island Arts Centre, Lisburn. 9-30 September 2023. The work can be purchased online here or in person at the exhibition.


Shipping - This work is part of an exhibition. It can be collected from Tuesday 3 October from the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn / shipped in 3-5 working days after 30 September from Northern Ireland, UK.

Return - This work is not eligible for return if bought in person at the exhibition (eligible for return only if bought online).

Artist - Selected Recognitions

  • Award-winning artist (Ulster Society of Women Artists’ awards)
  • Exhibited at high profile exhibitions in N. Ireland (inc. Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibitions)
  • Exhibited at high profile exhibitions in UK (incl. Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, and Royal Watercolour Society Annual Exhibitions)

Further information

Judith Logan’s comments about this work:The Little Blue Butterfly Told Me All Its Secrets was built up of many layers of acrylic paint and gels, using hand cut stencils, which I design myself. I love this technique as it adds depth and what I like to call a “history” to the finished painting. While I initially intended to place a reclining figure, to make full use of the format of the box canvas, the figures in my pieces often create themselves, depending on the shapes that emerge from the initial layers put down. Pattern and colour often inform my work, and my love of vintage and retro comes through in many pieces. Green is my favourite colour, and this piece is quite bold in that respect, perhaps not for the faint hearted. I added stitch, as I sometimes do, which can be a huge risk on canvas and especially paper, if you are happy with the painting up until that point. However, it adds a unique texture and visual interest to the finished painting. The Little Blue Butterfly Told Me All Its Secrets depicts a quiet moment contemplating nature and celebrating the simplicity, yet complex wonder of life.’

Judith Logan is an award-winning painter. She works in a variety of media – paint, pencil and print, and her art often features fascinating figures and interesting scenes of everyday life. Some pieces start with life captured in a sketchbook, others are committed to memory and embellished with imagination, or can draw upon literary sources. All bear a strong narrative element, born out the artist’s love for visual storytelling.

Find out more about this artist and view all her works on Judith Logan’s page.